The Sanctuary Beach Resort Appoints Jonathan Rodriguez as New Executive Chef
The Sanctuary Beach Resort, a treasured Independent Collection ® Hotels & Resorts property, announced the appointment of its new executive chef, Jonathan Rodriguez. A seasoned professional, Rodriguez brings more than a decade of experience to his role, where he is tasked with ushering in the next era of culinary excellence at the serene Central California resort.
"Dining at The Sanctuary Beach Resort is an integral part of the property experience for both locals and guests and welcoming a culinary leader with the passion and capabilities that Chef Rodriguez has allowed us to take our offerings to the next level," said Sylvain Briens, resort general manager. "He has demonstrated a deep understanding of the coastal cuisine that is so signature to the destination and we look forward to what's to come as he continues to build upon and elevate our food and beverage program."
A native of New York, Rodriguez attended culinary school at Johnson & Wales University, building upon his passion for cooking and mastering his craft. He has spent much of his career in Northern California, holding roles in various prolific Michelin-starred restaurants including San Francisco outposts Quince, Lazy Bear and Atelier Crenn where he trained under a collection of the world's most accomplished culinary leaders. Most recently, Rodriguez served as chef de cuisine at Sierra Mar, the signature fine dining experience at Big Sur, Calif.'s Post Ranch Inn, where he supported a high-energy, high-volume kitchen and assisted with menu ideation and execution.
At The Sanctuary Beach Resort, Rodriguez is responsible for development of the menus and dining experiences at Salt Wood Kitchen & Oysterette in addition to reimagining in-room dining and catering offerings for meetings, groups and events.
Outside of the kitchen, Rodriguez's favorite moments are spent surf fishing near Carmel Beach or fishing in Monterey Bay alongside friends and family. He is also enthusiastic about supporting local farmers and winemakers and can regularly be found attending and participating in events including the Big Sur Food & Wine Festival, Outstanding in the Field, the Monterey Beer Festival and the Salinas Valley Food & Wine Festival. To learn more about The Sanctuary Beach Resort, please visit thesanctuarybeachresort.com and follow along on Instagram and Facebook.